Conference papers

2017

“From Southern Rail to #southernfail. Crisis and communication on Twitter”.

November 2017, International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice 7 (ALAPP), Ghent, Belgium

“‘What is the point in this Twitter account #unhelpful’. An approach to enhancing customer communication on Twitter”.

June 2017, International Conference on Discourse, Communication and the Enterprise 9 (DICOEN), Birmingham, England

“‘You can ask us on Twitter’. Twitter as a means of customer communication for British train companies”.

May 2017, International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English 38 (ICAME), Prague, Czech Republic

2016

“Initiating direct speech in Early Modern fiction and witness depositions. A contrastive study”.

August 2016, International Conference of English Historical Linguistics 19 (ICEHL), Duisburg-Essen, Germany

“‘Hi, That is such great News!’ Responding to blog posts and comments”. (with Andrew Kehoe, BCU)

May 2016,  International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English 37 (ICAME), Hong Kong, China

“‘But you know the Law’: A sociopragmatic study of contrastive markers in the Early Modern English courtroom”.

April 2016, Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of A Corpus of English Dialogues 1560-1760, Sundsvall, Sweden

 2015

“‘Oops, I didn’t mean to be so flippant’. A corpus pragmatic analysis of apologies in blog data”. (with Andrew Kehoe, BCU)

July 2015, International Pragmatics Conference, Antwerp, Belgium

“Character Development in A Game of Thrones”.

April 2015, Literary Linguistics Conference, Mainz, Germany

2014

“Discussing dissing and cussing: a corpus linguistic analysis of impoliteness in blogs”. (with Andrew Kehoe, BCU)

December 2014, RESCon 2014, Birmingham, UK

“Sociopragmatic differences in the use of Early Modern English discourse markers”.

December 2014, Österreichische Linguistiktagung 41, Vienna, Austria 

“The language use of the upper ranks in a corpus of Early Modern English drama”.

June 2014, Sociolinguistics Symposium 20, Jyväskylä, Finland

2013

“Early Modern English witness depositions – a narrative analysis”.

June 2013, International Conference on Narrative, Manchester, UK

“Sociopragmatic xml tagging in a corpus of transcribed speech”. (with Matt Gee and Robert Lawson, BCU)

May 2013, International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English 34 (ICAME), Santiago de Compostela, Spain

“Discussing dissing and cussing: impoliteness in online discourse”. (with Andrew Kehoe, BCU)

May 2013, International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English 34 (ICAME), Santiago de Compostela, Spain

“A sociopragmatic study of surprise markers in Early Modern English”.

April 2013, i-Mean@UWE, Bristol, UK

2012

“Early Modern English discourse markers – a feature of female speech?”.

August 2012, International Conference of English Historical Linguistics 17 (ICEHL), Zurich, Switzerland

“Interruption and turn-taking in British television comedy shows: The case of Mock The Week”. (with Robert Lawson, BCU)

June 2012, International Gender and Language Association Conference 7, São Leopoldo, Brazil

“I apologise for my poor blogging. Pragmatic annotation in the Birmingham Blog Corpus”. (with Andrew Kehoe, BCU)

May 2012, International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English 33 (ICAME), Leuven, Belgium

2011

“Why, what do you take me for a Ghost, Sir”.

September 2011, Helsinki Corpus Festival, Helsinki, Finland

“I mean and ich mein – a contrastive analysis”.

July 2011, International Pragmatics Conference 12 (IPra), Manchester, UK

“Well, blogs, you know…”.

March 2011, Georgetown University Round Table (GURT), Washington, USA

2010

“Pray in Early Modern English drama”. (with Jane Demmen, Lancaster University)

August 2010, International Conference of English Historical Linguistics 16 (ICEHL), Pécs, Hungary

2009

“Discourse markers in Early Modern English”.

July 2009, Middle and Modern English Corpus Linguistics (MMECL), Innsbruck, Austria

2008

“The discourse marker well in Early Modern English – a sociopragmatic analysis”.

December 2008, Österreichische Linguistiktagung 36 (ÖLT), Vienna, Austria

“Marry – a lower social rank feature?”.

August 2008, International Conference of English Historical Linguistics 15 (ICEHL), Munich, Germany

2007

“Discourse markers in Early Modern English texts. The example of marry”.

July 2007, International Pragmatics Conference 10 (IPra), Göteborg, Sweden

2006

“Text type and productivity in Middle English word-formation – the case of dis-, in-, mis– and un-”.

August 2006, International Conference of English Historical Linguistics 14 (ICEHL), Bergamo, Italy
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